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Comment: Re:Article title seems stupid to me (Score 1) 309

by gordyf (#29302225) Attached to: All Humans Are Mutants, Say Scientists

Wikipedia disagrees:

In biology, evolution is change in the genetic material of a population of organisms from one generation to the next. Though changes produced in any one generation are normally small, differences accumulate with each generation and can, over time, cause substantial changes in the population, a process that can culminate in the emergence of new species.

Genetic variation comes from random mutations that occur in the genomes of organisms. Mutations are changes in the DNA sequence of a cell's genome and are caused by radiation, viruses, transposons and mutagenic chemicals, as well as errors that occur during meiosis or DNA replication.

You may want to clarify your position.

Comment: Re:Not just privacy concerns (Score 1) 411

If Zipcar has coverage in a city, then the cars are scattered around the city, so you don't have to go to very far to get one. For example, there is a car within walking distance of my apartment, and one near my workplace. You choose and schedule the car online, then walk to it and unlock it with your RFID card. The system is completely automated. You don't pay extra for fuel, mileage or insurance, and you can rent a car for any increment of time rather than entire days. Those are the advantages of Zipcar over a traditional rental company.

On the other hand, the prices that they list are slightly misleading because they don't include taxes. If you're getting a car for more than one day, it's probably cheaper to use a traditional rental company. Going to Costco makes far more sense with a Zipcar, though, so it satisfies my needs.


+ - Google releases Chart API->

Submitted by gordyf
gordyf (23004) writes "Google has released a simple API for generating charts: "The Google Chart API is a simple tool that lets you create many types of charts. Send an HTTP request that includes data and formatting parameters and the Chart API returns a PNG image of the chart. Embed in a webpage with an image tag and you're done!""
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